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203 Esplanade, Capitola, CA 95010-3225
+1 831-475-4900
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  • Excellent17%
  • Very good37%
  • Average28%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible8%
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American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
203 Esplanade, Capitola, CA 95010-3225
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped here after spending the day at the beach! The food was great and not too pricey! The view is amazing and the staff is great!

Thank Victor B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you can find a place to park in Capitola, walk over to Zelda’s. I wish there was a three and a half star rating. The food was above three stars but not four stars. The wait staff was very good; hence, the four stars....More

Thank Gregory S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A solid 4 1/2 because of excellent service, a good view and fresh seafood. We had the tuna, salmon, oysters, calamari, clams and mahi mahi - no stand outs because they were all excellent. Prices are not cheap but definitely not expensive for the quality...More

Thank MrHCooksForYou
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I guess when you have the best view in town, you don't really have to try that hard with the menu. The staff here are super nice but the food could be better. It kinda reminds me of your typical over-price ski-lodge/cafeteria food.

Thank GotKids
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped for breakfast on a beautiful morning. The view was incredible. However, the service was terrible and the food was mediocre. You cannot imagine my shock when I asked our disinterested waitress if I could have some toast. She said that they do not...More

Thank Rob S
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Zelda's has been on the Esplanade for years and is the local legend for the place to stop. The serve both food and liquor, so you have have drinks with your meal, or just stop in for "Happy Hour". The service is decent, friendly and...More

Thank Rod B
Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

What a great day and view of Monterrey bay. The food is fabulous and view and vibe is incredible. I always stop in if I'm in the area.

Thank toohuge
Reviewed 31 January 2018

I spent $16.95 today on a seafood melt sandwich that was easily the worst food I’ve had in years. The bay shrimp were small hard balls, virtually no crab present at all, and the salad that came with was a pitiful bit of greens only...More

Thank esther105
Reviewed 29 January 2018

Zelda's is a local legend, with an ocean view to match. It doesn't qualify as fine dining, but what it does, it does well. First of, it has a wonderful outdoor terrace right on the beach, and a "balcony" where you can sit with drinks,...More

Thank Carol S
Reviewed 27 January 2018

Capitola is such a sweet small beach town and Zeldas keeps a low key funky beach vibe. They have outdoor seating right on the sand with heaters. The seagulls love the place and are probably the nemesis of management and many guests as the birds...More

Thank StarLady99
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, View, Kids
Open Hours
7:00 am - 2:00 am
7:00 am - 2:00 am
7:00 am - 2:00 am
7:00 am - 2:00 am
7:00 am - 2:00 am
7:00 am - 2:00 am
7:00 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 203 Esplanade, Capitola, CA 95010-3225
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Capitola
  • Phone Number: +1 831-475-4900
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